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Wall collapses over road in Cornwall

The B3274 near St Austell is closed in both directions after a wall collapsed overnight - blocking the carriageway completely.

Around a hundred tonnes of debris was strewn across the road.

The road closure will remain in place for the foreseeable as structural surveys will need to be completed.

CORMAC structural engineers have been on site this morning to assess the impact and damage to the highway.

They say "We are working with the landowner and his insurers to consider their proposals for making the remaining wall safe and then to remove the debris off the highway."

The road will remain closed for the foreseeable future until the works are complete to make the area safe. Appropriate diversions are being set up to direct traffic around the area.

How to avoid the road

  • Traffic to St Austell travelling south should use the A391 from Stenalees roundabout via the new road at Carluddon.
  • Traffic from St Austell travelling northwards towards Bugle and Roche will need to use the A391.



Newquay Airport's £5 passenger fee to be discussed

Newquay Airport Credit: ITV News

A meeting will take place today to examine Cornwall Council's decision to scrap the £5 'airport development fee' charged to departing passengers.

The decision was made last week with the hope that it will help Newquay win back budget airline RyanAir.

The council has been criticised for making the decision in private.

Serious accident closes A38 in Devon

Accident investigation work is underway after a serious accident on the A38 in Devon early this morning.

Haldon Hill Westbound is currently closed between Harcombe Road and the B3344 (the Chudleigh / Kingsteignton turn off).

Man cut from his vehicle after crash on M5

A man has been rescued from his car after a collision on the M5 Northbound this morning.

The man was found unresponsive on the central reservation between J31 and J30. Three fire engines attended the scene and released him using cutting equipment. He sustained suspected back injuries.

Two lanes remain closed.

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